Clacton Tourist Information

Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula, in Essex, England and was founded in 1871. It is a seaside resort that attract many tourists in the ’60s and ’70s, and now in the midst of a revival

Clacton’s population has grown hugely, in 1901 it was 7456, 1991 was 45,065 and today stands at over 53000.

Clacton-on-Sea – Getting there by car:

Escape London and the M25, take the A12 signposted Chelmsford and Colchester, pass the exits to Colchester West and Colchester Central, then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton. From the Midlands and North, follow the A14 (signposted Felistowe/Harwich) until you are south of Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London, then take the A120 signposted Harwich. From the A120 join the A133 for Clacton.

By train:

Regular trains run to the Essex Sunshine Coast with daily direct services from Clacton on Sea to London Liverpool Street. Average journey time from London is 1 hour? minutes. timetable information .The Station is 8 min walk to the beach.

Clacton Hospital Tower Road, 01255 201717  Map Directions

Social Services Station Road, 01255 253300  Map

Job Centre Plus 55 Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1RS?

Employment Office Carnarvon Road, 01255 206600  Map Directions

Police Station 8 Beatrice Road, Clacton 01255 221312  Map Directions

Citizens Advice Bureau 96 Station Road, Clacton 0870 751 0952  Map

Tendring Hundred Water Manningtree 01206 399333

Tendring District Council Thorpe Road, Weeley 686868  Map

Library Station Road, Clacton 01255 421207   Map Directions

Post Office High St, Clacton 01255 223344  Map Directions

Town Hall Station Road, (Princes Theatre) Clacton 01255 686868  Map

Green Lodge Youth Centre 180 Old Road, Clacton 01255 222594  Map

Age UK Essex 01255479377

Childline 0800 1111

Dial a Ride 01255 436962

Family Support 01255 432132

Hospital Hopper 01255 674982

Police Non Emergency 24 hr 0300 333 4444

Clacton has a pleasure pier, arcades, a golf course, caravan parks and an airfield. The town and its beaches are still popular with tourists in the Summer, and there is an annual entertainment programme including the Clacton carnival and Clacton Airshow, an aerial display involving historic aircraft such as the Lancaster Bomber, Spitfires, helicopters, and the Red Arrows.

shopping area with many of the usual national chains represented – Boots, M&S, WH Smiths, Currys, QD, Bon Mache,  Sports Shops

Clacton used to be home to the first Butlins sites, but in 1983, it was closed and replaced with the Martello Bay housing estate.